Elisha E. Lloyd's Obituary

36th Illinois Veteran Dead

Published in Kendall County Record, March 6, 1895.

Captain Elisha E. Lloyd died at his home in Chicago, Monday night, March 4, aged 56 years, from dropsy and heart disease.

Captain Lloyd was a nephew of the late F. A. Emmons, who was a farmer in the town of Bristol, when Mr. Lloyd came west from Long Branch, NJ (where he was born), about 1860, or earlier. He went to work for his uncle on the farm. "Lishe" was a hearty, jolly young fellow, and had a host of friends in this vicinity. When the war broke out he enlisted in the 36th Illinois Infantry and had the reputation of being a brave soldier. He was taken prisoner at Chickamauga and was confined to rebel prisons fourteen months. Most of the time in that hell on earth, Andersonville. At Andersonville, disease fastened upon him, which ultimately caused his death. At the close of the war he came back to Kendall County, was married and farmed for a while in Bristol and Oswego Townships. About 1871, he went to Chicago and got a position on the police force, where he remained twenty years. He retired on a police pension, having risen to the rank of Captain. Being over six feet tall, broad chested and well-proportioned, Captain Lloyd in uniform was a splendid looking man. He was a G.A.R. comrade and a Knight Templar.

Funeral Thursday afternoon at the residence, 119 Osgood Street, Chicago.

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